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  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    "This channel is suspended on orders of Pemra," read a message appearing on multiple news channels...

  • YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism

    Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations...

    The company said on Monday it will make “authoritative” news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when misinformation can spread quickly...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • POPARAZZI: WHERE ARE PAKISTAN’S YOUTUBE STARS?

    For children of the ’90s, AIB represents one of many ways in which Indian culture has seemed to catch up with and overtaken Pakistan’s...

    In contrast, Pakistan’s electronic media industry developed later and almost immediately after its arrival became preoccupied with the news of covering a near constant state of war and upheaval...

  • Youtube turns 'local' for Pakistan

    KARACHI: World's largest video-sharing website, Youtube, on Tuesday announced that it has launched localised versions of the site in Pakistan...

    According to a media release issued by Youtube's parent firm Google, visitors to YouTube from Pakistan will see their country-specific YouTube site by default...

  • YouTube returns to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: After over three years of being told to ‘Surf Safely’, Internet users in the country were able to access the popular video-sharing website, YouTube, following orders from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that the website be unblocked...

    YouTube was blocked in September 2012, after a blasphemous film, ‘Innocence of Muslims’, triggered global protests...

  • YouTube Pakistan officially launched

    KARACHI: Like Zaid Ali T and Shaam Idrees, who have over four million likes on Facebook and more than 300,000 views on YouTube, any Pakistani man, woman or child can now have their own channel and make money from it on YouTube...

    At a press conference held at the DHA Golf Club on Wednesday to launch the video-sharing website in Pakistan, it was learnt that if one is in the YouTube partner programme one can monetise videos on one’s...

  • YouTube releases list of Pakistan's most watched videos

    YouTube Pakistan on Thursday released a list of the most watched videos and music videos in Pakistan for the current year with Commander Safeguard taking the top spot, said a press statement from the world's most popular online video community...

    YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos...

  • Senate body asks govt to unblock YouTube

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate standing committee on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Information Technology to unblock YouTube at the earliest...

    On Sept 17, 2012, the Supreme Court directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block a controversial and amateur film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ uploaded on all websites...

  • Syrian war archives at risk as YouTube bans graphic content

    Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos have been uploaded to YouTube every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous events like cities under bombardment to intimate scenes like a father cradling his dead children...

    However, now Syrian activists fear all that history could be erased as YouTube moves to rein in violent content...

  • Let YouTube ban go

    THE federal government has placed a ban on YouTube in a move to unjustly punish the service provider for showing blasphemous content...

    YouTube is an essential research tool in the hands of the youth to acquire knowledge free of cost...

  • As YouTube marks 10th year, Facebook emerges as video threat

    MENLO PARK: It’s 10 years to the day since the first clip (“Me at the Zoo”) was uploaded on YouTube, and the service — now owned by Google Inc — has dominated online video-sharing ever since...

    Google does not disclose viewership or revenue numbers for YouTube, although the company said in January 2012 that it had reached 4bn daily views...

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